Burnout Paradise Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Burnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the series’ history. Now the development team can realize their original vision for the BurnoutBurnout Paradise proves that crashing is awesome! Next generation technology has enabled an unprecedented level of crash deformation allowing you to experience the most explosive pile-ups in the series’ history. Now the development team can realize their original vision for the Burnout franchise: an open world environment where you can do anything, anywhere, anytime. Feel the adrenaline course through your veins as you take to the road for the first time in Paradise City, where the action is all around you. Explore the city, discover events, and look for the best opportunities to crash, jump and pull signature takedowns. In Burnout Paradise you're given the keys to the city, but it's up to you to earn the keys to the meanest and most dangerous cars on the street, and earn your Burnout license. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 68 out of 68
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  1. 100
    Burnout Paradise offers one of the most intense racing experiences around. It won't wow you with a high degree of realism like Gran Turismo will but for pure racing action, it is one of the best titles ever produced.
  2. Overall the gameplay of Burnout Paradise is spot on and great fun.
  3. 90
    The car models are fantastic, essentially moving the graphics of the arcade racer into the realm of the driving sims.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    90
    As someone who's closely followed Criterion's racing series for the last seven years, it warms my heart to see it evolve into something as innovative, satisfying, and polished as Paradise. [Feb 2008, p.74]
  5. Criterion should be commended for trying to try something different in Burnout Paradise.
  6. Just like that, Criterion has really changed the way you’ll look at the structure of racing games. While other racers have tried open worlds (Test Drive Unlimited, for instance), there have been none that have offered the same sense of freedom, ease of use, and level of polish. Criterion has finally taken off your training wheels, and after playing Burnout Paradise, there's little doubt that you'll never want them back on.
  7. Well, there’s no question Paradise takes Burnout to a whole new level. Is it better though? Personally I’m inclined to think not.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 100
  2. Negative: 26 out of 100
  1. CMay
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best racing games ever made, and all these low scorers are just being unfair by comparing it to a game it isn't, This is one of the best racing games ever made, and all these low scorers are just being unfair by comparing it to a game it isn't, because their feelings were hurt. Well get over it, this game is amazing by any standard and it's only getting better as Criterion is still releasing big updates to the game a year after it was released, and will probably continue to do so for another year or two. Some of these updates address reasonable complaints people had, while others add totally new ways to play the game. In fact, some of these low score comments will be outdated and won't apply any more as some of their disappointments get addressed over the next year. Try the demo or rent it and see how good this game is for yourself! Expand
  2. JonathanS.
    Jan 24, 2008
    10
    This game rocks. Sure it's a little different than the prior version, but overall very good worthwhile game. I will spend lot of time This game rocks. Sure it's a little different than the prior version, but overall very good worthwhile game. I will spend lot of time playing this game. Expand
  3. StefB.
    Feb 19, 2008
    9
    Very good online mode...Very good offline. I like it, don't listen to the negative critic!
  4. CarmineReynolds
    Jan 17, 2008
    6
    Burnout Revenge was an excelent game, and instantly after playing the demo of Paradise i was hugely disapointed, theyve made it like Need for Burnout Revenge was an excelent game, and instantly after playing the demo of Paradise i was hugely disapointed, theyve made it like Need for Speed in the travelling around sense which is awfull, there is no need for it, Burnout was good enough the way it was. Expand
  5. Apr 17, 2017
    6
    Comenzaré esta review anunciando que no he jugado a otros Burnout , pero que si tengo experiencia con bastantes juegos de conducción. A su vezComenzaré esta review anunciando que no he jugado a otros Burnout , pero que si tengo experiencia con bastantes juegos de conducción. A su vez sé que éste juego apareció hace casi 10 años y que por lo tanto no he de medirlo con nada aparecido de manera anterior a él.

    Burnout Paradise me parece un juego visionario, en cuanto creo que propone muchas de las ideas que se masificarían con Forza Horizon y los NfS posteriores. Ejemplo de esto es el mundo abierto con evento distintivos, la cantidad de vehículos y la interacción con el mapa. Sin embargo cuando juego a este Burnout siento que las ideas han sido mal ejecutadas, al principio la destrucción de los vehículos enemigos es muy satisfactoria, pero con el tiempo cansa. Sobre todo cuando cada vez que pasa ( y son muchas) salta una cinemática de ello. Así mismo las carreras tienen poca sensación de velocidad y entiendo las altas velocidades son una marca distintiva de la saga.

    El contenido secundario como las rejas amarillas, así como los carteles rojos son variados y están repartidos con el mapa, me parecen un buen agregado en cuanto alargan de manera opcional el juego. Por otro lado extraño un mundo mas vivo, en NFS Carbon se sentía un mundo real que estaba allí, burnout me parece un mundo vació y demasiado dedicado a las carreras.

    Técnicamente es extraordinario para su época, la música acompaña pero no es tan variada como quisiera, es un juego entretenido, pero creo que ejecuta mal sus ideas y al final del mismo se torna repetitivo e incluso aburrido, lo cual juega muy en su contra.
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  6. JohnPifer
    Feb 22, 2009
    4
    This game really made me hurt inside. I love the Burnout series with a firey passion that has only been matched by the NFS series. But,This game really made me hurt inside. I love the Burnout series with a firey passion that has only been matched by the NFS series. But, this... this has sent me in a deep down depression that only a new Burnout with the return of the Crash Mode. How dare you, EA, how DARE you? Expand
  7. GordonJones
    Feb 2, 2008
    0
    I have purchased every Burnout since the first one, the day they come out. Burnout 4 was a let-down, this is a disaster. No crash mode, driveI have purchased every Burnout since the first one, the day they come out. Burnout 4 was a let-down, this is a disaster. No crash mode, drive all over to find a race, have the wrong car, have to watch a map when racing, get lost, then no restarting. Open world is just a terrible idea. I wonder if all the good developers at Criterion moved on a few years ago. This gets my vote for worst Burnout game ever. Expand

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